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October 2022                                                                           Volume 8  |  Issue 10

The latest IPM resources from the University of Georgia
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Host preference of Clarireedia species, causal agents of dollar spot in turfgrass
Dr. Bochra Bahri, assistant professor in plant pathology who specializes in turfgrass, shares her recent presentation as part of the UGA IPM Academy series. The series features IPM presentations from Extension specialists and researchers in a variety of commodities and program areas. View this presentation and others from the UGA IPM website today! 
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Hurricane Ian, Peach Tree Damage & Phytophthora Root Rot: 
Unfortunately, it does look like Georgia will experience pretty high winds from hurricane Ian as it passes north. In addition to the direct damage to trees, tree decline and death over time can be a direct result of hurricanes and tropical storms. High winds whip young trees from side-to-side like large... Read More
Anthracnose in Pecan: Anthracnose, bacterial leaf scorch, nutrient imbalance and mites are common causes of leaf scorch. Starting this July, we started seeing leaf scorch in our mature trees. When we see scorch, the UGA Plant Disease Clinic can confirm if a pathogen is the cause. Bacterial leaf scorch is generally found a one or a few varieties. Speaking... Read More
Citrus Canker Confirmed in 2nd GA County (Bulloch): This bacterial disease, which is subject to USDA-APHIS quarantine regulations, is widespread within Florida, and has also been found previously in Louisiana, Texas, Alabama, a South Carolina nursery, and in Decatur County, Georgia earlier this year. Leaves with potential citrus canker symptoms were first... Read More
Technology Checklist for Cotton Harvest Preparation: With cotton harvest approaching, growers need to start performing necessary maintenance and adjustments to get the cotton pickers ready. One of the most often overlooked areas during this preparation is harvest technology i.e. the yield monitoring components. As cotton yield data is increasingly... Read More
Hurricane Preparations for Fruit & Vegetable Growers: In preparation for the storm, please be safe and take steps to protect yourselves and your families first. Be prepared to experience damaging winds, excessive rainfall, and power outages. After the wind and rain have passed and it is safe to do so, take lots of photos of any damage experienced on your... Read More
Diverse Landscapes at Heart of Bee Conservation: New research from the University of Georgia revealed that mixed land use – such as developments interspersed with forest patches – improves bee diversity and is leading to new solutions for bee conservation. The researchers hypothesized that development would negatively affect bee diversity... Read More
Reusing Poultry Litter Can Reduce Antibiotic-Resistant Salmonella: A joint research collaboration between the University of Georgia’s Department of Poultry Science and the U.S. National Poultry Research Center (USNPRC), housed within the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS), has been investigating the... Read More
AFRI Education & Workforce Development
Deadline: October 27, 2022
The Agriculture and Food Research Initiative - Education and Workforce Development (EWD) focuses on developing the next generation of research, education, and extension professionals in the food and agricultural sciences.
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Southern IPM Grants
Deadline: November 18, 2022
The Southern Integrated Pest Management Center is accepting applications for the 2022 Southern IPM Grants. The annual competitive program regionally addresses Global Food Security challenges including invasive species, endangered species, pest
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The Joro Watch project is a monitoring program to collect data and better understand the current spread and distribution of Joro spiders. You can also learn more about the Joro Spider Awareness Day this Saturday, October 1, 2022... Learn More

Read the CAES Newswire story to learn more about the new Joro Watch monitoring program!
Ongoing Series
Sep 20 - Oct 11: Master Cattlemen Program

Upcoming Events

Oct 3: Georgia Ginseng

Oct 5: Southern IPM Hour: Managing Corn Earworm in Cotton

Oct 6-16: Georgia National Fair

Oct 8: Lawn Care & Maintenance

Oct 11: Pasture Management for Small Horse Farms

Oct 12: Gardening for Wildlife

Oct 13: Blueberry Fruit Quality Webinar

Oct 13: Managing Stormwater on your Property

Oct 13: Basic Palm Health & Management

Oct 18-20: Sunbelt Ag Expo

Oct 25: Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training

Oct 28: Designing Environmentally Responsive Landscapes

Oct 29: Small Ruminant Field Day

Nov 8: D.W. Brooks Lecture & Awards

The quality of drinking water from wells may be compromised during a flood. Flooding around the well increases the risk of drinking water becoming contaminated with bacteria or any other contaminants, rendering it unsafe to drink and for washing food items. Furthermore, entry of foreign objects into the well could damage various components of the well system and create personal injury risk. This circular describes what you should do if your well has been contaminated by a flood.In this publication, “flood” describes water from heavy rain, storms, or hurricanes that spills or seeps into a household drinking water well. 

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